A Level English Literature online course overview

A Level English Literature covers a range of texts in the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. AS English Literature students will sit papers covering poetry, prose and drama. At A level, a Shakespeare play and a pre-twentieth text must be studied as well as texts written after 1900.

The qualification is through two exams at each level.

A Level English literature learners develop a lifelong understanding and enjoyment of literary texts, and, importantly, gain a range of essential skills, including: the ability to write clearly and effectively; skills in developing arguments; skills in researching and managing information and the ability to analyse complex texts in different forms and styles.

Students will develop skills of reading and analysis of texts, and are encouraged to undertake wider reading to aid understanding of the texts studied. They will learn skills of effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context of texts.

Payment options

Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly. International students based outside the UK can pay annually or per term:

Paying per term:

Starting from September, three payments of £450 due at the beginning of each term.

Monthly payments (UK only):

Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.


English Literature


AS and A Level

Exam board:

Cambridge International Examinations


1 year for AS Level with an additional year for A Level

Delivery method:

Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum

Start date:


Exam Details:

All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you

Course fee:

£1,500 per year

Know more about your course fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.